A pack of six wild dogs attacked cattle owned by Bradley Backhus of Tampa, killing six heifers and wounding one, according to Deputy Duane McCarty of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Another heifer is missing.
The loss is estimated at $3,000, with possible additional expense for veterinarian bills.
The incident was reported June 13 by Michael Jay, Backhus’ son-in-law. Jay said he shot two of the dogs, killing one. The remaining dogs fled.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will continue patrolling for the wild dogs.